February 10th, 2018 Another Development Foundation was happy to invite the citizens of The City of Umeå to Another Development Foundation Talk on nonviolence and civil resistance. Key-note speakers were Stellan Vinthagen, Professor in Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Endowed Chair in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance and advisor to Another Development Foundation, and Lotta Sjöström Becker, General Secretary, Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation.
The talk concentrated on necessity of nonviolent action and resistance in the contemporary modern world, strategic nonviolence as well as reflections on learnings from historical examples and research. The purpose of the talk was to inspire to action and counter feelings of powerlessness.
The talk was moderated by Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder and Chair of the Board for Another Development Foundation.